My Cookie Jar is empty so you don’t need to check…

Are you the “baker” in your house?  The one who makes the goodies but only gets to have a few because you don’t make a pig of yourself?  And by the next time you want a cookie they are all gone because “some people” have metabolisms above and beyond the call of fairness (in any deity’s eyes)?


Have you ever wanted to “secretly” make cookies just for yourself?  I didn’t say you did it…just that you wish you could….. figure out a way to make them so there would be some left by the next day or so.  It would be nice….wouldn’t it?

Well this is a blog to say “I didn’t make any cookies tonight!”  Nope!  No one’s home but me so I just had a sandwich and did some reading.  That’s all….no cookies here.  I’m too tired after working this week (what a week!) to even think about doing any baking.  I certainly haven’t been thinking about making cookies all week long and wish I wasn’t too busy or tired to make them!


I didn’t make a chocolate cookie with orange extract and candied ginger, not to mention throw in some shredded unsweetened coconut…..that just sounds terrible, doesn’t it?  Who would want to eat anything like that!

So there’s no need to check the cookie jar and what?  That smell?  Oh!  Uh…I made some hot chocolate for myself, that’s all.

You “won’t” need:

1 cup shortening

1 cup raw sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder (try Droste…or don’t)

1 tsp orange extract

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp fine grain salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped into small pieces

1 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded

Since your not making these, you won’t need to preheat your oven to 350 F.

Or cream the shortening and sugar till creamy in your mixer.  Then add the eggs and beat.  Add orange extract and cocoa then mix.

No need to combine the flour, salt, soda, ginger and coconut together first and then add to the chocolate mixture in the mixing bowl and beat until just combined.  This didn’t happen…remember?

Good thing you don’t have a tablespoon size cookie scoop to place the dough onto a silicon pad or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

These “nonexistent cookies” would need to cool at least 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before “not” being moved to a cooling rack to cool completely.


And whatever you do, find someplace else to keep these other than the cookie jar!  If you can open up your house for just a few minutes to get rid of that “odd smell” that shouldn’t be there.  Then find a reason to be the one who walks the dog or takes out the trash.  No one needs to know!  Enjoy (not)!

IMG_4852Just so you know.  I did not have cookies for dinner.  I didn’t….  I didn’t eat dinner.  🙂


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